Since the 1980s, the U.S. Junior Nationals (USJN) has been the premiere name in girls' youth basketball tournaments. This summer, the action comes to D.C. at the Gaylord National Convention Center at the National Harbor. There are two exciting tournaments coming up next month that will draw hundreds of teams to the capital region. About USJN USJN has been running girls' basketball tournaments since 1986. After AAU, they were the first privately-owned company to provide these kinds of events. Tournament groups are divided by both age and grade level. Since its inception, the USJN has enjoyed corporate support from prominent sponsors including Nike, McDonald's, and Gatorade. SJN 17u National Championships The first USJN event in D.C. is the 17u National Championship tournament. In the last four years this event has drawn nearly 350 teams and more than 800 college coaches. Participating institutions in the past have included Cornell, Morehead State and Vanderbilt. Date: July 22 through July 25 Venue: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center Registration Fee: $1195 Register by 6/28/17 using the official tournament page, where you can also find information about housing policies. USJN 15u-12u National Championships Like the 17u tournament, the 15u – 12u tournament attracts hundreds of teams each year. It's a great place for young girls to test their skills against the country's best basketball players. Date: July 25 through July 28 Venue: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center Registration Fee: $895 The deadline for registration is 6/25/17. More info can be found on the tournament's website. Booking a hotel for the 2017 USJN National Championships in DC While on-site housing will be provided on a first-come first-serve basis, there are plenty of other options for a great hotel near the National Harbor. At the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Alexandria – Fort Belvoir, guests will enjoy competitive rates and top-notch amenities like a 24/7 exercise room, free shuttle to the metro, and complimentary hot breakfast bar. If you'll be in town to cheer on friends or family members participating in the USJN tournaments this summer, let the Holiday Inn Express & Suites simplify your trip so you can focus on the hoops. Show or mention this blog post for a 10% discount during any of the tournament dates.